884. Columba intermedia

884. Subsp. Columba intermedia.
Columba intermedia, Strickl. Ann. and Mag. N. H. xiii. p. 39 (1844) ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 384 ; Gould, B. of A. vi. pl. 56 ; Seebohm, B. Jap. E. p. 160 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 29 ; Salvadori, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxi. p. 259.
Kabutar, Hindu. ; Kawara-bato, Jap.
ad. Differs from C. livia in having the rump slaty grey, not white.
Hab. Southern Persia, India, Ceylon, China, and Japan.
Frequents rocks and cliffs, old buildings, walls, &c., and is found both inland as well as on the coasts. In general habits it does not differ from C. livia. It breeds in Northern India from December to May, later in the South, and nests in holes in cliffs, walls, temples, tombs, or wells, depositing 2 white eggs, like those of C. livia, which measure about 1.45 by 1.12.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
884. Columba intermedia
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
884
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
640
M_ID: 
4824
M_SN: 
Columba livia intermedia
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10975

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